Accessibility Coordinator, City of Barrie
Cheryl is originally from western Canada and she completed a co-operative undergraduate degree program in psychology at the University of Alberta, which allowed her to spend a year working in Saskatoon at the Regional Psychiatric Centre conducting research. Upon graduating she was employed with Corrections Canada and various non-profit organizations assisting parolees, and individuals with disabilities and caregivers. While in Alberta, she completed her Master’s in Education focusing on Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies through the University of Calgary and subsequently worked with the Alberta Provincial Government in their Seniors and Disability Supports Division as a Program Advisor, in addition to assignments as a Policy Analyst, Labour Market Specialist and Disability Research Consultant.
Cheryl moved to Barrie in the Spring of 2010 and has been working with the City of Barrie since August 2010 as the City’s Accessibility Coordinator, where she is responsible for the management of the Corporation’s accessibility planning processes and compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Additionally, Cheryl is responsible for advancing the goals for the Barrie Age-Friendly Community Planning Project which also aims to increase accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the community.